Rep and Contact: Joanne Wegscheid
Festival Conductor: William Jones, University of Iowa
Festival Repertoire: Komm Susser Tod-------J.S. Bach/Leopold Stokowski
Symphony No. 8, Ist movement---------Anton Dvorak
Hungarian March ---- Berlioz ( Audition piece )
This fall's district audition will have four components:
1. State required excerpt - HERE
2. Scales (C,G,D,A,E,F,B-flat,c,g - three octavess, two for bass, detache, qtr=120)
#40 Moderato - Universal Method for the Harp (Boscha-Oberthuer)
Quarter Note = 80
Nutcracker Suite No. 1 (Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky) - Waltz of the Flowers - Cadenza (Measures 1-32)
Kalmus # A2173 - Luck's # 06897
School orchestra directors will serve as room monitors during auditions. A schedule of room monitor assignments will be sent by e-mail as the audition date gets closer. All orchestra directors are needed to facilitate the auditions. The schedule of string auditions will be “A-Z” by school name this year.
Students should check in at the registration table outside of the string audition hallway 15-20 minutes before their assigned audition time with their music and instrument ready to play. At the registration table, students will receive a name badge. Students must have a badge before auditioning. A director will point them in the direction of their first audition room. Students should not check in any earlier than 20 minutes prior to their audition time. Students may warm up in designated areas or wait in the school commons.
Auditions will be blind; the judge will face away from the student as he/she performs. Students should not speak during the audition.